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Cloud Computing, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Podcast with Siamak Farah from InfoStreet – August 5, 2009 – Episode 90

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In episode 90, Douglas Brown interviews Siamak Farah, Founder and CEO of InfoStreet. Douglas and Siamak discuss the InfoStreet solution along with a discussion in to the good, the bad, and the ugly of Cloud Computing. Douglas puts Siamak on the hot seat to discuss the many potential pit falls of cloud computing and SaaS.   Siamak does an amazing job countering Doug’s arguments. Douglas and Siamak also discuss the following areas: 

  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?
  • How does Citrix (Presentation Virtualization) fit in to SaaS?
  • We dive deep in to Cloud Computing security and privacy issues and what this really means
  • A discussion on some of the hesitations around Cloud Computing
  • Who does SaaS and Cloud Computing work with offline access
This is a must listen to Podcast for anyone interested in Cloud Computing! 
 
To learn more about InfoStreet please visit: http://www.infostreet.com
 
 
Siamak Farah, Director and CEO
Siamak Farah is the founder and CEO of InfoStreet, a leading provider of Small Business IT and Groupware Software as a Service (SaaS). Active in its day-to-day management, Siamak has assembled and leads a seasoned team of industry professionals at InfoStreet. Widely regarded as a SaaS pioneer, as early as 1994, InfoStreet began shaping a vision, a team and a technology which is now transforming the way business gets done.
 
As president of one small publicly listed software development firm and the chief operating officer of another, Siamak has extensive small business management knowledge. This, combined with years of experience as a software developer, places him in the unique position of having hands-on knowledge of technical, marketing and management issues, the very combination required for a successful Software as a Service provider.
 
Prior to founding InfoStreet in 1994, Siamak worked at NeXT Computer, side-by-side with industry visionaries. During his six years at NeXT, his responsibilities grew from technical sales and marketing to district sales management. Before joining NeXT, Siamak was the Chief Operating Officer of Microstat Development Corporation. During that time, he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of this publicly listed R&D firm. Siamak began his career at Vertigo Systems International. During his time at Vertigo, he was instrumental in its growth from a startup with just six people to a full-fledged business employing over 70 individuals.
 
The positions held by Siamak span the gamut of those required in the operation and management of a software development company. Siamak set out to experience these roles by deliberate design. At the age of 22, he already had a vision to create a software development firm. Leaving nothing to chance, Siamak systematically chose positions that would provide him with experience in all facets of a software business: development, customer service and training, executive management and finance, and sales and marketing.
 
Having been in the industry for more than 25 years Siamak has striven to include a cutting edge technological vision in his work. As evidence, Siamak has been and continues to be active in the envisioning and creation of forefront technology. 3D-animation, Internet technology, and object-oriented programming, and Software as a Service are just a few leading edge technologies to which Siamak has actively contributed.
 
A member of the Society of Industry Leaders, Siamak is a frequent speaker at conferences that focus on the Internet and SaaS such as ISPCON, INBOX: The Messaging Industry Event, the Layered Technologies Pact conference, SoftLetter’s SaaSUniveristy and more.
 
About Douglas Brown (Host of DABCC Radio)
Douglas Brown worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 at which time he was voted Systems Engineer of the Year 2002 by his peers and management at Citrix. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Corporation in 2005 through 2009 for his contributions to the industry. He was also a charter award winner of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) for his continued support of the Citrix community.
 
Mr. Brown authored the popular "Methodology in a Box" book covering best practice project management in a Citrix deployment and developed Advanced Print Manager, a software application for the management of printers in a server based computing environment.
 
Mr. Brown has earned worldwide recognition for his dedication to providing server-based computing and virtualization professionals with proven solutions for implementation, infrastructure design, time-saving utilities, performance tips and best practices. DABCC.com is one of the most frequently visited sites internationally for virtualization and server-based computing information and networking opportunities.
 


 
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